S. D. GOITEIN. A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza, Vol. I: Economic. : A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab Foundations (Near Eastern Center, UCLA) (): S. D. Goitein. S. D. Goitein’s magisterial five-volume work on Jewish communities in the medieval Mediterranean world offers an unparalleled view of how people lived.
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In the yearGoitein fulfilled his lifelong dream and immigrated together with Meditrranean Scholem sailing to Palestinewhere he stayed for thirty-four years. Inhe began his research of the language, culture and history of the Jews of Yemen. Sign In Forgot password? Nagata No preview available – It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
Volume I, subtitled Economic Foundationsgives an overview of the Mediterranean history, peoples, culture during the high middle ages; discusses the working class; goktein business world, and government’s role in commerce; and provides a complete description of travel and seafaring.
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The divisions are arbitrary but helpful because of the wealth of information. After deciphering the documents, Goitein vividly reconstructed many aspects of Jewish life in the Middle Ages, publishing them in a six-volume monumental series, A Mediterranean Society: Email alerts New issue alert.
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You could not be signed in. He received research awards from GuggenheimHarveyand the MacArthur lifetime fellowship Goitein was awarded honorary degrees from many universities.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. These materials, unlike historical chronicles and literary texts of the time, represent the living experiences of people in a wide variety of settings throughout the entire Mediterranean and stretching as far east as the Indian subcontinent. The Cairo Geniza Documents as a Source. Views Read Edit View history. As major actors in the flourishing intellectual life of the period, they forged much of what constitutes traditional Judaism today and served as a conduit of Islamic learning to the Christian West.
When Goitein moved to Jerusalem, he and Agnon became close friends. He was brought up with both secular and Talmudic education. Most users should sign in with their email address. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Goitein’s masterpiece is now abridged and reworked by Jacob Lassner in a single volume that captures the essential narratives and contexts of the original.
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The remaining material, intended for a single volume describing the particulars of the way people lived, blossomed into three volumes, devoted respectively to the family, daily life, and the individual. About the Book S. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
Lassner, in turn, makes Goitein’s findings available to a wide audience and then moves on to raise a host of new and tantalizing questions about the Jews of the Geniza and the relationship of their community to the hegemonic Muslim society.
Slavery after Rome, — Goitein’s magisterial five-volume work on Jewish communities in the medieval Mediterranean world offers an unparalleled view of how people lived, traveled, worshiped, and conducted their economic and social affairs. The result is an incomparably clear and immediate impression of how it was in the Mediterranean world of the tenth through the thirteenth century.
The first and second volumes describe the economic foundations of the society and the institutions and social and political structures that characterized the community. Inhe served as a senior education officer in Mandatory Mediterrxnean, responsible for Jewish and Arab Schools, and published books on methods of teaching the Bible and Hebrew.
It is a rich, panoramic view of how people lived, traveled, worshiped, and conducted their economic and social affairs. Professor Goitein devoted the last thirty years of his long and productive life to their study, deciphering the language of the documents and organizing what he called a “marvelous treasure trove of manuscripts” into a coherent, fascinating picture of the society that created them.
Volume I, subtitled Economic Foundationsgives an overview of the Mediterranean history, peoples, culture during the high middle ages; discusses the working meeiterranean the business world, and government’s role in commerce; and provides a complete description of mefiterranean and seafaring.
Other editions – View all A Mediterranean Society: Citing articles via Google Scholar. In his father died and the family moved to Frankfurt am Mainwhere he finished high school and university.
Retrieved from ” https: Two editions of his bibliographies are available: Reviews “One of the best comprehensive histories of a culture in this century.
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Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Most of the letters socety from the mids onwards, after Goitein left Israel, a move of which Agnon was highly critical.
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This six-volume “portrait of a Mediterranean personality” is a composite portrait of the individuals who wrote the personal letters, contracts, and all other manuscript fragments that found their way into the Cairo Geniza.
It is a rich, panoramic view of how people lived, traveled, worshiped, and conducted mediterranexn economic and social affairs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Books Digital Products Journals.